Alcohol Causes Cancer

Alcohol Causes Cancer

Alcohol Causes Cancer The most comprehensive review of research into the role of diet in cancer has concluded that even small amounts of alcohol increase the risk of a number of different cancers. The World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer have jointly published, “Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer:… Read more »

Local Alcohol Profiles for England: New Figures Released

Local Alcohol Profiles for England: New Figures Released The alcohol profiles for every local authority in England were published online today by the North West Public Health Observatory, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. Figures show the percentage of adults drinking at “hazardous” levels – regularly drinking between 22 to 50 units a… Read more »

Forty years of the breathalyser: RoSPA calls for lower drink-drive limit

Forty years of the breathalyser: RoSPA calls for lower drink-drive limit Tuesday 9th October marks the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the drink-drive limit in the UK, and the roadside testing that enforces it. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is calling a reduction of the limit from its current level… Read more »

Zero tolerance of alcohol misuse

Zero tolerance of alcohol misuse In her speech to the labour conference, the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith said, “I’ve zero tolerance of anti-social behaviour, and zero tolerance of its causes. Causes like alcohol misuse. So from Monday, we are giving councils and police new powers to take the licences away from dodgy premises. We should… Read more »

Long-term study identifies risks associated with adolescent drinking

Long-term study identifies risks associated with adolescent drinking

Long-term study identifies risks associated with adolescent drinking All drinking at the age of 16 is associated with an increased risk of drinking problems at the age of 30, but some problems are specifically related to binge drinking whilst others are more strongly related to frequent drinking. A study of data from a UK national… Read more »

Drinking in 11-15-year-olds in England, 2006

Drinking in 11-15-year-olds in England, 2006 The number of under-age drinkers may be falling, but the amount they drink is increasing, especially amongst the youngest drinkers. Most obtained alcohol from family or friends, but of those who tried to buy it from a shop, pub or club, most 15 year olds claimed to have been… Read more »